Prof Adiel Teixeira de Almeida, PhD

Full Professor Management Engineering

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco




Short Bio

                Adiel Teixeira de Almeida is Full Professor of management engineering at Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and founding coordinator of the CDSID (Center for Decision Systems and Information Development). Before his current position, he worked in business organizations as engineer and manager, including project manager and program manager of R&D projects. He holds a PhD in management engineering from The University of Birmingham, UK. He has a research Grantee for Productivity in Research from the Brazilian NRC (CNPq), since 1996. His main interests are in decision-making related to multiple objectives and group decision problems, which includes methodological issues and applications. Also, he has been working as a consultant and with R&D projects for private and public organizations, where he has applied decision models in many contexts, such as: risk analysis, reliability and maintenance, project portfolio, R&D project portfolio, project management, strategic modeling, outsourcing, information systems, supply chain, and water management. He authored or co-author several scientific papers in reviewed journals related to a variety of topics such as: Operational Research, Group Decision, Decision Systems, MCDM/A (Multicriteria Decision Making and Aid), Risk, Reliability, Maintenance, Safety, Quality, and Water Resources. He serves on the editorial board of management and engineering scholarly journals, such as: Group Decision and Negotiation, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics and Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering. He has been an active member of the main societies related to Operational Research, Group Decision, MCDM/A, Risk, Reliability and Maintenance topics. Currently, he serves the Executive Council of the Group Decision and Negotiation Section of INFORMS and the Executive Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making.


1           University degrees

BSc Eletronic Engineering (1980), Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil


Master in Production Engineering (1985), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

Ph. D. in Management Engineering (1994), The University of Birmingham, UK


2             Academic Positions

Full Professor at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE) since 1996

Head of the Production Engineering Department of UFPE until 2007.

Manager of the process for implementation of the Production Engineering Department, including the undergraduate course and Postgraduate Program in Production engineering (MSc and PhD), from 1996 till 2000.

Member of Evaluation Committee of CAPES (Brazilian Postgraduate Programs Council), regarding Engineering III area; from 2002 till 2010.

Member of Evaluation Committee of CNPq (Brazilian Research Council), regarding Management Engineering; from 2004 till 2007.

Courses taught:  OR, Maintenance engineering, MCDA, Group Decision and Negotiation


3             Other Professional Positions

Visiting Professor at Turku University, for a short stay in 2013

Engineer at Companhia Hidro Eletrica do San Francisco � CHESF (Power Electricity Company), from 1981 to 1986, dealing with reliability, maintenance and R&D projects.

Manager at CHESF, from 1986 to 1996, dealing with maintenance, Information systems and R&D Program.


4             Editorial Board of Journals

Group Decision and Negotiation;

IMA Journal of Management Mathematics;

Journal of Quality and Reliability Engineering;

Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management;

Brazilian Journal of Science and Technology (Springer Journal);

Recent Patents on Computer Sciences;


Brazilian Operational Research Journal (Pesquisa Operacional); and other Brazilian Journals;


5             Scientific Associations

Member of the Board or Council:

                Executive Council and Elected Officer (Secretary) of the Group Decision and Negotiation Section of INFORMS, for the term 2015-2016.

                Executive Committee of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making for the term 2015-2019.

                Operational Research Society of Brazil for ten years, holding the position of first vice-president for the term 2011-2014.


                International Society of MCDM.

                IEEE: Reliability Society; SMC Society; Management Eng Society.

                INFORMS: Decision Analysis Society; GDN Section; MCDM Section; Qual Stas and Reliability GDN Section.

                ESRA - European Safety and Reliability Association.

                Brazilians Societies: Operational Research Soc; Production Eng. Soc.


6             Main Projects

                Most projects are related to MCDM models and group decision and negotiation processes.

                Several research projects have received financial support from CNPq (Brazilian research council).

                Research Grant from CNPq, Brasilia, since 1996.

                Several research projects have received financial support from Electricity, Gas and Oil Companies.

                Full list of projects in: Brazilian CV system.


7             Publications

           Main publications in scientific journals are in:

                Group Decision and Negotiation, European Journal of Operational Research, Omega (Management Science), Computers and Operations Research, Annals of Operations Research, Journal of Decision Systems, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, Reliability Engineering & Systems Safety, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Water Resources Management, and Resources Conservation and Recycling.

           Main Publications in international scientific journals may be seen in:

                ISI system:

                Scopus System:

                ORCID system:

                Google Scholar:


              de Almeida, A.T., Cavalcante, C.A.V., Alencar, M.H., Ferreira, R.J.P., de Almeida-Filho, A.T., Garcez T.V. Multicriteria and Multiobjective Models for Risk, Reliability and Maintenance Decision Analysis. International Series in Operations Research & Management Science. Vol 231. New York: Springer, 2015.

                Several chapter books in Springer series of LNCS and LNBIP.

                Some books published in Portuguese related to multicriteria decision Analysis, group decision and negotiation, reliability, and maintenance.

                Several publications in Portuguese in Brazilian scientific journals are regarding on operational research, multicriteria Analysis, reliability, and maintenance.


8             Services in Conferences and Meetings

Keynote speaker at the Joint International Conference of the INFORMS GDN Section and the EURO Working Group on DSS, Toulouse, June 10th-13th 2014.

Keynote speaker in National conferences of Operational Research Soc; Production Eng. Soc.

Program Chair of the 12th international annual meeting of the Group Decision and Negotiation conference (GDN2012) of the INFORMS GDN Section -

Member of Program Committee of several Conferences, including:
    Group Decision and Negotiation Conference - GDN section of INFORMS, in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
    International Conferences on Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimization - Association of European Operational Research Societies (EURO), in 2011, 2013, 2015.
    International Conferences on Modelling in Industrial Maintenance and Reliability (MIMAR) - Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, in 2011, 2014.
    EURO Mini-Conference Graz-2013 on Collaborative Decision Systems. - EURO.
    EWG-DSS Thessaloniki-2013 Workshop. - EURO.

Main Conference Communications:
                     Annual INFORMS meeting, DAS or MCDM invited sessions.
                     Annual meeting of the GDN section of INFORMS.
                    EURO or IFORS conferences.
                    MCDM conferences of the International Society on MCDM
                    ESREL conferences
                    Annual Conferences of the Brazilian Operational Research Society and Production Engineering Society.

9             PostGraduate and Thesis Advisor:

PhD thesis supervised: 19 completed and 4 in progress

Research Fellows and Postgraduate supervised: 10 completed

Full list at: Brazilian CV system

10              Professional Links:

CDSID - Center for Decision Systems and Information Development

Linkedin Profile

Brazilian CV system

ISI system

Scopus System

ORCID system

Google Scholar


11           Contact:

Mail Address:

Cx Postal 7462 Pernambuco Recife 50.630-970 Brazil

Phone: 55-81-21268728, ext 237.